PM Modi’s inaugural address at ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ :
After years of extensive research and consultation, the National Education Policy has been launched. It is being widely discussed across the country. People from different walks of life are participating in a healthy debate on the same
National Education Policy will set the foundation for 21st century India. We’ve given extra impetus to this national policy for ensuring that it makes Indians more empowered and easily attractive to opportunities.
Till date, we’ve been focusing on What to Think in our education policy. In the NEP, we’re focusing on How to Think. There is an avalanche of information in this digital era, and thus, we’ve tried to filter out what’s not needed.
We’re moving to an era where an individual will not be stuck to a single profession all his life. Thus, he will continuously need to re-skill and up-skill himself. We have kept this in contention while formulating the National Education Policy.
Concepts such as virtual labs will take better education to millions who could not read subjects that needed lab experiments. National Education Policy will play a major role in reducing the gap between research and education in India.
Dr Kalam used to say – ‘The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise. Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.’ Changes in the education policy is a major way to provide the nation better students, professionals & better human being.